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Entry Level

Entry level qualifications can help learners to build skills, increase knowledge and boost confidence. They are suitable for a wide range of individuals including learners for whom GCSEs and Vocational Awards are not suitable, adult returners or community learners who want to develop their interest in a particular area.

WJEC currently offers a number of different entry level qualifications.

Our Entry Level Certificates in English, Maths and Science are suitable for learners who may not have reached level 3 at the end of Key Stage 3 or are working at a level below that required for a G grade at GCSE. They have been designed as a one- or two-year course that can be delivered in schools alongside GCSEs. For more information on the Entry Level Certificates, please visit the subject page:

Our suite of Entry Pathway qualifications cover a range of subjects and enable centres to support personalised learning programmes for their learners through:

  • combining units to create programmes of study suited to individual learners’ needs;
  • eliciting the required assessment evidence from integrated programmes of work at appropriate points during the course;
  • recognising completion of each unit as well as the qualification as a whole

They are known as 'Awards', 'Certificates' and 'Diplomas' and are suitable for anyone interested in gaining a recognised qualification.  For more information, please visit the relevant subject page:

Performance Points – England

Centres in England should note that all Entry Level qualifications and those at Level 1 which have no direct links to a Level 2 qualification are not included in school performance tables.

Performance Points – Wales

In Wales, the Welsh Government has confirmed that Entry level qualifications will not count towards the Level 1 threshold (Welsh Baccalaureate (Foundation) from 2018) or the Level 2 threshold measures (Welsh Baccalaureate (National) from 2018. They can still contribute towards the Capped Points Score measures. Details of the points allocated to specific Entry Level qualifications can be found on the Qualification in Wales database www.qiw.wales.

Entry Level Administration Section

Telephone: 029 2026 5444 
E-mail: entrylevel@wjec.co.uk

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